'Beale Street's Regina King Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress

If Beale Street Could Talk Regina King

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King won the first award of the night, taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Evans shrunk out of the spotlight as King took the mic to give a rousing speech, seizing her moment.


Barely 15 minutes into the 91st Annual Academy Awards, actress Regina King snagged her first Oscar, and the best part is- it was also her first time ever being nominated.

When King won an Emmy in 2015 for her part in American Crime, she reportedly sent the award back to her family - in Cincinnati. We can see her mouthing, "Thank you", as he aids her up the black and gold steps. Before she received her award and said her emotional speech, she nearly tripped over her dress and Evans quickly offered his arm and escorted her up to the stage. She lauded the late Baldwin for birthing the story and writer-director Barry Jenkins for nurturing and surrounding it with "so much love and support". "Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning, always has been leaning in my direction", the star said.


He ended saying she had always "pushed him into positivity" adding: "I would not here without her". And that, you know, even all the way from when the abuelitas came in and escorted her off, that was something that was universal. "We're still trying to get more reflected, we're still trying to get there". Viewers loved Olivia Coleman's speech for The Favourite, Billy Porter's red carpet tuxedo dress was the talk of the night, and Green Book's Best Picture win divided viewers.


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